Today in my kids' writing class, we talked about stereotypes. I explained that stereotypes can be useful for writing because when I say puppy, often the first word to come to mind is cute. Like this:
Sometimes we rely on stereotypes instead of challenging ourselves to move our writing to the next level. So here's today's prompt:
Without using the word “fluffy” describe a teddy bear. Focus on more than just what you can see. Smell, sound, touch, even taste (babies put everything in their mouths). You experience the world with more than just your eyes.
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